Ab Numbers turned to money ain't it funny how we're built Db To spend the whole of our lives running number crunching on assumption Fm There's reason in repeating rhymes and throwing keys and swapping wives as Db Long as it's within the privacy of our own private lives Ab Stuck with no direction seeking everyone's attention Db All for his or her affection for life cover and collection Fm No Viagra, no erection, no insurance, no protection Db And no cure and no prevention did you ever think to mention Ab The smaller house, the smaller town where banal gossip does the rounds Db Giant fish in tiny ponds where nothings really going on Fm And everyone knows everyone and everybody's goings on Db And everyone wants everyone to try the fuck to get along Ab E Ab Dbm A. N. X. I. E. T. Why? Ab The booze'll cut you loose if even for a day or 2 or 3 Db Or 4 or 5 or 6 or 10 you'll never be the same again Fm People won't remember you, your children and your children's too Db As we elope in cars and planes to dig the hole for their remains Ab E Ab Dbm Fm Eb Db Dbm A. N. X. I. E. T. Why do I feel so inane and so uptight? Ab E Ab Dbm Fm Eb Db Dbm A. N. X. I. E. T. Why do I feel so inane and so uptight? Ab Db I hope I sleep tonight Ab Db I hope I sleep tonight Fm Eb I hope I sleep tonight Db I hope I sleep tonight Ab So then you change the channel turn the cheek and look the other way Db Your life now on hiatus checks the status of your friends who say Fm "It's terrible about those banks. It's terrible but to be frank Db It's terrible those people died, let's see what's on the other side." Ab And no one cares cause no one minds cause everybody's filled their time Db With everything that's going on and on and on and on and on Fm And on until the end of time 'til we're gone and the blood runs dry Db Growing up and getting older just another culture vulture.